Coacharya Leadership Conference - Bangalore 2018

Early Bird Registration

Join us in Bangalore to learn how India’s top change leaders use awareness to inspire action in the Leadership Development journey.

With change accelerated by cultural and generational shifts, the leadership development space has become far too complex to be managed through traditional training and coaching methods. A systemic approach that aligns individuals and teams to a larger perspective of organizational needs has become critical. Coaching needs to adapt to this need.

In less than a decade, Coacharya has evolved into a recognized global leadership development alliance. We stand out because our 500+ credentialed coaches focus in blending Eastern philosophy and culture with Western methodologies and strategies. 

We’re excited to grow Coacharya’s impact with our first ever leadership conference. Please join us to explore the past, present and future of Leadership Development.


Thank you to our Platinum sponsor:

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Conference Details

When 9am-6pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Where Taj Vivanta, MG Road, Bangalore
Cost Early Bird - INR 3500+GST
Regular Price - INR 4000+GST
Who Should Attend - Organizational Leaders
- Corporate Executives
- Professional Coaches
- Leadership Development Professionals
CCEUs Practicing coaches can earn 8 Core Competencies CCEU for attending (awaiting ICF approval)

Coacharya Leadership Conference Speakers

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Amrita Madiah

Amrita Madiah is Director at Adobe India, with previous leadership experience at Yahoo. Amrita is a credentialed professional coach. Amrita’s experiences with Adobe’s fabled CheckIn process can be a game changer for executive success in people management.


Chandramouli Venkatesan

Chandramouli Venkatesan is the CEO of Pidilite, and has 30 years of previous senior leadership experience with Asian Paints, Cahdbury, and Mondelez. Chandramouli’s best seller Catalyst has impacted Indian professionals and executives in changing perceptions to achieve success.


Suresh Narayanan

Suresh Narayanan is Chairman & CEO, Nestlé India, and has over 35 years of senior leadership experience in Hindustan Unilever, Colgate Palmolive and Nestle globally. He is known for the manner in which he led Nestle India during a marketing crisis in 2015.

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Preeti D’mello

Preeti D’mello leads Leadership Development and Diversity at Tata Consultancy Services. She is a Leadership Coach and an expert in Positive Organizational Development and Change. Preeti brings a grounded, practical and strength based orientation to Organizational Development – Leadership, Diversity and Mentoring, Coaching, leveraging her experience and understanding of human nature to evolve effective turnarounds to personal, business and leadership challenges. She is recognized for design thinking in systemic organizational and leadership development work.

Sujith Somasunder

Sujith Somasundar

Sujith Somasundar is Founder MD of Starting Line Sports, Cricket coach, former test cricketer, PhD in sports psychology, MBA and a leadership coach. Sujith has been a National and International Cricketer having represented both his State and Country. His career spanned for about 20 years having played in 99 first class games. He has opened for India with Sachin Tendulkar against Australia and South Africa. He merges his experience from being a competitive sportsman along with his training in Behavioural skills & academics to offer uniquely enriching training programs that has lessons for leaders and coaches.

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Harish Devarajan

Harish Devarajan, former CHRO Hindustan Unilever, now a Leadership Coach (People Unlimited), Independent Director (@Bank of India), Celebrated Author (Best selling book – HR here and now)


Cindy Muthukarapan

Cindy Muthukarapan is a master coach, president of ICF South Africa and a mentor to master coaches.

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Leo Fernandez

Leo Fernandez is the CEO and Co-founder of TalentEase. He is passionate about “Creating tomorrow’s leaders today” which is the TalentEase mantra. Leo was last a Partner/Managing Director with Accenture, Singapore running outsourcing businesses across the Asia Pacific region. His strengths have been creating and building high performance, multi-cultural teams and turning around business operations. He has had a 20 year corporate career in leadership positions heading businesses in India and the Asia Pacific region.

ICICI Bank Sr. Executives- Kalpesh Kikani, Sunil Rohokale, Ravi Narayanan, B.Madhivanan, Anup Bagchi, Sachin Khandelwal, Rajiv Sabharwal, K.Ramkumar, Manish Misra, Pravir Vohra, Maninder Singh Juneja and Vijay Chandok.

K. Ramkumar

K. Ramkumar is the founder of Leadership Centre, an organisation dedicated to building world class thought and practise in the domain of Leadership Consulting and R&D. Ram is the ex-Executive Director on the Board of ICICI Bank, ex-President of ICICI Foundation and was on the Boards of ICICI Group. Prior to this, he had served Corporate like HAL, HUL & ICI. His passion to Leadership development is with specific emphasis on how to help individuals expand their leadership capabilities and organisations strengthen their leadership pipeline. Ram was instrumental in establishing ICICI Manipal Academy, which developed around 12000 young leaders in the Banking and Insurance sector. Ram has published his first book titled, “Leveraging Human Capital: A Practitioner’s perspective”.


Dr. Vandana Nadig

Vandana holds a PhD in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan University. She has 27 years of work experience across the corporate and social sectors. Her areas of expertise include: Support to top teams / Senior leaders to grow and scale organizations and projects; Enabling creation of vision and strategic plans; Design of institution building, culture programs; Design of capacity building programs / initiatives / products; Leadership capability assessment and development and enabling collaborations, networks.

Vandana is the Founder Director of Phicus Social Solutions & Co-founder of Elderaid – committing herself to the social elevation cause of people needing attention from various perspective. Prior to this, she was founder of Cocoon Consulting, Head HR of Torry Harris and senior HR leader in HUL,India.

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Dr. Uday Salunkhe

At the helm of Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) is its group director, Dr. Uday Salunkhe. His is a known name in the precincts of education and beyond. Recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, USA, which not only honours and empowers thought leaders across the globe for a greater impact, Dr Salunkhe, is known for his inimitable leadership skills and surpassing vision.
He ardently champions to integrate leadership, Design thinking and innovation into management education with a multi stakeholder approach.

Conference Agenda

Conference sessions will be delivered in several formats, including: dialogues between leaders and coaches, challenging conversations, point of view presentations and large scale interactive process.

In addition to listening to inspirational sessions, delegates will be actively engaged in deliberating key executive leadership challenges. This is a unique opportunity to experience a highly energetic conference designed to offer take-away lessons for all.

You will explore:

  1. Developing leaders in the corporate context
  2. Leadership evolution in the community
  3. Contemporary coaching challenges
  4. Role of leadership in institution building
  5. Insights into leadership development from the broader context 
  6. Championing the coaching profession

Practicing coaches can earn 8 Core Competencies CCEU for attending (awaiting ICF approval).


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Coacharya Alumni: INR 2000 +GST Guests Early Bird: INR 3500+GST Guests After Nov 15: INR 4000+GST

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